Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health

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by Gene Stone
     
 

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What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer?

For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could

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What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer?

For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could save your life.

It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard—but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren't afraid to make waves. In his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn explained that eating meat, dairy, and oils injures the lining of our blood vessels, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. In The China Study, Dr. Colin Campbell revealed how cancer and other diseases skyrocket when eating meat and dairy is the norm—and plummet when a traditional plant-based diet persists. And more and more experts are adding their voices to the cause: There is nothing else you can do for your health that can match the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Now, as Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt and maintain a plant-based diet. Features include:

  • Insights from the luminaries behind the film—Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, The Engine 2 Diet author Rip Esselstyn, and many others
  • Success stories from converts to plant-based eating—like San’Dera Prude, who no longer needs to medicate her diabetes, has lost weight, and feels great!
  • The many benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet—for you, for animals and the environment, and for our future
  • A helpful primer on crafting a healthy diet rich in unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, including tips on transitioning and essential kitchen tools
  • 125 recipes from 25 champions of plant-based dining—from Blueberry Oat Breakfast Muffins and Sunny Orange Yam Bisque to Garlic Rosemary Polenta and Raspberry-Pear Crisp—delicious, healthy, and for every meal, every day.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A great resource for folks toying with the idea of transitioning to vegetarianism.”
—Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, in VegNews

“[A]n invaluable reference for anyone who still doesn’t believe that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is in fact the cause for a majority of our personal, global and moral devastation. Highly recommended.”
This Dish is Veg 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615190454
Publisher:
Experiment, The
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
66,080
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Gene Stone is a writer, journalist, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He is the co-author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet, and his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and The Huffington Post. He lives in New York City and is a vegan (secret #17). His website is www.secretsofpeople.com.

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Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
JP--of--MettaMealsDotcom More than 1 year ago
Easily the best plant-based diet book for beginners. What an eye-opener into the food scams of the Standard American Diet (SAD), all in the name of making a profit. Research shown in this book proves that people are becoming overweight and unhealthy, because of the way most of us choose to eat. An interesting fact from this book is that, “In the United States, one person is killed by heart disease each minute…”.616,067, that is the number of annual fatalities. That is an astonishing fact! A great book for those new to a plant-based diet; it describes what actually constitutes a plant-based diet. With the many different means of processing food, it can be confusing for some to decipher what is truly plant-based, and what may have been processed to resemble a plant-based food. This book unveilsthose large food manufacturers and advertisersthat are fooling Americans into thinking that a pill or eating high protein meat and avoiding carbohydrates is the way of true health and permanent weight loss. As many people become accustomed to the SAD, not much thought may go into how that abundant display of meat, chicken, and fish ended up in the supermarket. What may not be realized is that in 2008, “the total number of animals killed on land and sea was approximately 80 billion, or 270 per American …” As population grows, obviously this number increases. According to this book, animals are pumped with hormones for faster growth and are crammed in unsanitary living quarters, for the sake of the high demand for meat. Legal or not, this is unethical. The last section of the book has 125 great recipes that are full of flavor and variety. You will be surprised at the different types of meals you can still eat by making some substitutions – even your children will love them! For more enticing meal options and recipes, check outForks Over Knives The Cookbook, now on the New York Times Best Seller list. It is a great companion to this book to further entice your plant-based eating diet. Absolutely check out the ForksOver Knives documentary, which preceded the actual book. It’s in the same genre and style as Supersize Me – maybe not as funny, but definitely interesting and more inspiring. The basic premise of the movie is about the 500,000 heart bypass surgeries happening every year in the United States alone. At a cost of $150,000 per surgery, it costs the United States 75 billion dollars in one year, and it doesn’t even resolve the problem as patients return for more heart bypass surgeries that eventually end in the death. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. This means the United States is insane for relying on surgery, rather than promptly prescribing people to eat a plant-based diet. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to become healthier and never have to “diet” again, while at the same time promoting a safe environment. This book is so great that I have given out over 30 copies of this book and the DVD to friends, family members, and open-minded people. If you are tired of the failed diets, tired of all the medication you are taking, and tired of just being tired, READ THIS BOOK – your life depends on it! Lovingly, JP Richards Founder and CEO of wwwDotMettaMealsDotCom The Easiest and Healthiest Way to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet
wwwdotmettamealsdotcom More than 1 year ago
Easily the best plant-based diet book for beginners What an eye-opener into the food scams of the Standard American Diet (SAD), all in the name of making a profit. Research shown in this book proves that people are becoming overweight and unhealthy, because of the way most of us choose to eat. An interesting fact from this book is that, “In the United States, one person is killed by heart disease each minute…”.616,067, that is the number of annual fatalities. That is an astonishing fact! A great book for those new to a plant-based diet; it describes what actually constitutes a plant-based diet. With the many different means of processing food, it can be confusing for some to decipher what is truly plant-based, and what may have been processed to resemble a plant-based food. This book unveilsthose large food manufacturers and advertisersthat are fooling Americans into thinking that a pill or eating high protein meat and avoiding carbohydrates is the way of true health and permanent weight loss. As many people become accustomed to the SAD, not much thought may go into how that abundant display of meat, chicken, and fish ended up in the supermarket. What may not be realized is that in 2008, “the total number of animals killed on land and sea was approximately 80 billion, or 270 per American …” As population grows, obviously this number increases. According to this book, animals are pumped with hormones for faster growth and are crammed in unsanitary living quarters, for the sake of the high demand for meat. Legal or not, this is unethical. The last section of the book has 125 great recipes that are full of flavor and variety. You will be surprised at the different types of meals you can still eat by making some substitutions – even your children will love them! For more enticing meal options and recipes, check outForks Over Knives The Cookbook, now on the New York Times Best Seller list. It is a great companion to this book to further entice your plant-based eating diet. Absolutely check out the ForksOver Knives documentary, which preceded the actual book. It’s in the same genre and style as Supersize Me – maybe not as funny, but definitely interesting and more inspiring. The basic premise of the movie is about the 500,000 heart bypass surgeries happening every year in the United States alone. At a cost of $150,000 per surgery, it costs the United States 75 billion dollars in one year, and it doesn’t even resolve the problem as patients return for more heart bypass surgeries that eventually end in the death. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. This means the United States is insane for relying on surgery, rather than promptly prescribing people to eat a plant-based diet. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to become healthier and never have to “diet” again, while at the same time promoting a safe environment. This book is so great that I have given out over 30 copies of this book and the DVD to friends, family members, and open-minded people. If you are tired of the failed diets, tired of all the medication you are taking, and tired of just being tired, READ THIS BOOK – your life depends on it! Lovingly, JP Richards Founder and CEO of wwwdotMettaMealsdotcom The Easiest & Healthiest Way to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet
AggieS More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for my Nook. A number of the recipes had a question mark in the place of the amounts for some items in the recipes..i.e. ? cup of peas instead of 1/3 cup of peas. This makes the book unusable for some of the recipes. I contacted B&N and they refunded my money and I went and bought the paperback. For this reason, I gave it three stars, but the paperback is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book definitely has steered my eating habits into a healthier me! Love the recipes & eye opening information. One of the best books I've purchased to date!
Janatie More than 1 year ago
I watched the DVD and have read the book. Simply put: Life-changing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book because it changed the way I now eat. Never thought about the abuse of animals before they all killed for food. God gave us dominion over the fish of the sea and the animals of the fields. Everyone should read this book before eating another piece of meat. Thanks to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Thanks for the recipes!!!!! Fondly, Linda
L.A.Carlson-writer More than 1 year ago
If you're disenchanted with the Western way of eating; too much fast food with fat, salt and sugar this is a great book to begin a transition. This book should be accompanied by a viewing of the documentary. We've been conditioned to believe if we eat a low-fat diet we'll loose weight and the health issues of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol etc will be corrected by taking a pill. Th evidence is overwhelming as we continue to eat meat, dairy and processed foods we will continue to be a nation of over-weight, cancer ridden and unmotivated people. The recipes look delicious and yes, you will need to become familiar with new ingredients. This should be required viewing for everyone including middle school children who will old enough to understand what they are watching. I'm beginning to transition to this eating program; think of it as a new way to live and not a diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The information in this book will literally save your life.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Essential reading for anyone concerned about food choices and their health.
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Judy001 More than 1 year ago
I have found the book to be very helpful in making great meals.Easy to, make and they taste great!
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BurdyBlue More than 1 year ago
this book is extremely brief and i personally find the recipes poorly assembled whose ingredients are not readily accessible nor palatable realistically. there are hundreds of vegan or vegetarian books with better cooking instructions and ingredients on the market. i was greatly disappointed in the book's recipes which take up the majority of the book. i would not recommend it for a friend or an unhealthy person looking to modify his diet with ease and efficiency.
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